Plunder has been a staple game mode in Call of Duty: Warzone, but the Season 5 Reloaded update for the battle royale game saw the Warzone Plunder game mode be removed completely.
Warzone has become one of the most popular games in the world since its release in 2020, thanks to the adrenaline-fueled action its battle royale mode offers players.
However, the Plunder game was also very popular. It gave players an alternative to battle royale and offered a mode with respawns where players could more easily level up weapons or try out new loadouts.
Unfortunately for Plunder fans, the Warzone Plunder mode was removed from the game with the arrival of the Season 5 Reloaded update and replaced.
Warzone Plunder removed
It is not uncommon for Raven Software to add and remove different kinds of game modes and playlists during seasons, such as the Payload game mode.
This was the case with the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update, as it took out Plunder and replaced it with the new Clash game mode.
This Clash game mode pits two teams of 50 players against each other in a massive Team Deathmatch experience.
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With Plunder being a staple game mode for Call of Duty: Warzone, it is highly unlikely that it is gone for good and is likely just taking a break to let the new Clash mode get the spotlight when it comes to alternatives to battle royale during Season 5 Reloaded.
It remains to be seen how long Warzone Plunder will be removed from the Call of Duty game, but we will be sure to update you with the latest information when it becomes available.
For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out which secret buff the developers nerfed in the Season 5 Reloaded update and everything that was in the September 9 update patch notes for the battle royale title.
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Warzone players call for major buff to forgotten equipment
Warzone players suggest that a buff to a forgotten Tactical Grenade would make the equipment viable again in the battle royale.
With one simple but vital buff, Warzone players believe that a forgotten Tactical Grenade would diversify the options of viable equipment at their disposal.
While weapon buffs and nerfs arrive frequently with each Warzone update, it’s rare to see the battle royale’s equipment undergo significant changes. Over the years, Warzone equipment has been nerfed only when something is deemed overpowered like the Stim Super Slide of the past.
However, some players believe that buffs and nerfs to equipment could help diversify the stale meta that has developed. This is especially true when it comes to Tactical equipment with two choices (Heartbeat Sensor, Stim) receiving 70% of the category’s pick rate.
Variety and a diverse set of options are what devs strive for when nerfing and buffing weapons, which is why one player has detailed the one change that would allow Smoke Grenades to join the list of viable options.
As the title of this Reddit post suggests, the player claims that if Smoke Grenades hid hit markers, they would go from underused to useful in Warzone. This simple yet effective change would help balance the equipment’s current weaknesses of being susceptible to Combat Scout, not lasting long, and drawing unwanted attention.
The comments were full of players who agreed with this proposed change to Smoke Grenades in Warzone: “This is actually smart. There are quite a few things that are useless in game. They should be buffed to add variety to the game, especially in lethals/tacticals and perks.”
As the previous comment put it, this hypothetical buff would allow something useless to become viable in certain scenarios, without crossing over into broken territory. The options at players’ disposal would also increase, which is always great for the state of Warzone.
For more, check out JGOD’s picks for Warzone Season 4 Reloaded’s best meta loadouts.
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Best STG44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded
Here are the attachments, Perks, and equipment you need to create the best STG44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
The STG44 is an extremely effective Assault Rifle, and here are the ideal attachments, Perks, and equipment to make the best STG44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
Warzone’s meta underwent significant changes with the arrival of the Season 4 Reloaded update, with its buffs and nerfs finally dethroning the NZ-41, bringing the KG M40 to the meta, and seeing the STG44’s return.
The STG44 Assault Rifle is a great choice in Season 4 Reloaded because of its solid TTK and effective damage range. You can make this weapon even better with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.
Here’s the best STG44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
- Best STG44 attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Best STG44 Warzone Perks and equipment
- How to unlock the STG44 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
- Warzone Pacific alternatives to STG44
Best Warzone STG44 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: MX Silencer
- Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
- Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
- Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
- Perk 1: Nerves of Steel
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
We’ll start off this Warzone STG44 loadout by boosting the weapon’s accuracy and effective damage range with the help of the MX Silencer muzzle and the VDD 760mm 05B barrel.
Next, we’ll focus on bringing the recoil under control, and this can be done by equipping the VDD 34S Weighted, M1941 Hand Stop, and Hatched Grip. The SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x is perfect for Warzone as it offers incredibly high zoom.
The 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags ensure that you have enough ammo to kill multiple foes, and the Lengthened ammo type buffs the weapon’s bullet velocity so that you can take out your opponents insanely fast.
The Vital Perk ensures that you stay accurate while getting shot, while Fully Loaded makes sure you have full ammo when picking up your loadout.
Best Warzone STG44 Perks and Equipment
- Perk 1: Serpentine
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Throwing Knife
- Tactical: Stim
For your first Perk, you should select Serpentine to increase your chances of survival. Overkill will allow you to pair the weapon with a close-range SMG like the Marco 5. Finally, Amped will let you swap between the two weapons instantly.
The Throwing Knife allows you to quickly kill downed enemies, and a Stim will give you a much-needed health and speed boost.
How to unlock the STG44 in Warzone
The good news is that the STG44 is unlocked automatically in Warzone, and Vanguard players can access it early by reaching Rank 4 in the game’s create-a-class.
If you haven’t played Vanguard, earning the proper attachments may be a grind but at least the weapon is available from the start, so you don’t need to worry about completing a difficult unlock challenge.
Best alternatives to Warzone STG44
If you’re looking for a great alternative to the STG44 in Warzone, then the Kilo 141 is a viable option again. This weapon’s recoil is extremely easy to control so you can use it to pick off enemies with great precision.
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World Series of Warzone slammed after cheating & VPN accusations
The World Series of Warzone tournament is under scrutiny after being hit with allegations of cheating in its qualifiers.
Qualifiers of the $600k World Series of Warzone event have been hit by allegations of cheating and using VPNs after players inspected the early results.
The World Series of Warzone tournament returned in 2022, bringing an impressive prize pool of $600,000 that players were given the chance to win after participating in the open qualifiers on August 12.
However, shortly after the qualifiers came to an end, Warzone Pacific players closely examined the early results and threw accusations of cheating at their competitors in the tournament.
Popular content creator ‘Fifakill’ is considered one of the best Warzone players, and he gave his perspective on what happened during the World Series of Warzone open in-game qualifiers.
He tweeted that he was saddened to learn about “people VPNing, people stream sniping other qualifier teams, and worst of all, people getting into their friend’s games and dying to their friend repeatedly.”
The Call of Duty: Warzone pro then added that cheating in tournaments sends a terrible message to players that try their hardest to qualify, and could lead to open in-game qualifiers potentially being removed altogether.
The official rules on the tournament’s Gamebattles page explains that one kill is worth a single point for your whole team, and those points would then multiply based on placement. So, the first place team would get double points while second place would have a 1.5x multiplier.
Squads that managed to land in the Top 40 would be able to proceed to the next round. So, the number of kills scored by players is an important part of this tournament and cheating can ruin it for all the participants.
Fifakill wasn’t the only one who was frustrated to learn about the alleged cheating in the tournament, as many in the wider Warzone community have also responded negatively to this news.
Reddit user ‘aur0n’ shared the result of the qualifiers in the Warzone Pacific subreddit, and described the open in-game qualifiers as “really chalked.” The thread was filled with players who were equally upset about this.
Many of the commenters expressed their disdain for the cheating in the qualifiers, and some began to speculate about how exactly participants in the tournament were able to get this done.
One user suggested that the second place team was working together with the first place team to feed the one player massive kills and get the win. They figured that this explains how the former had two players with 34 deaths each.
This could have serious consequences for the teams that are currently leading in the tournament and it remains to be seen how the officials will respond to this. We’ll keep you posted about any new developments regarding this.
For more Warzone Pacific content, check out JGOD’s picks for the best meta loadouts in Season 4 Reloaded as well as our ranking of every Assault Rifle in the game.
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